Green Eggs and Ham

Total Time:
17 min
10 min
7 min

1 serving

  • 2 tablespoons clarified butter
  • 1/2 cup fresh spinach greens, washed and dried
  • 1/4 cup smoked ham, diced
  • 1/8 cup scallions, chopped
  • 3 eggs, whisked
  • 1 heaping tablespoon Spinach Pesto, recipe follows
  • Salt and freshly cracked black pepper
  • Spinach Pesto:
  • 1 1/2 cups packed fresh spinach greens, washed and dried
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 4 cloves roasted garlic, chopped
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan, optional
  • 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt
  • Heat the butter in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add the spinach, ham, and scallions to the skillet, stirring with a wooden spoon to combine. Cook for 2 minutes, and then pour the eggs over the spinach mixture. Allow the eggs to begin to set, and then add pesto, salt, and pepper. Stir together until eggs are cooked evenly. Serve with favorite breakfast accompaniments.

Spinach Pesto:
  • Add the spinach, basil, garlic, and cheese, if using, to a food processor and begin to pulse on low speed. Slowly add the olive oil while the processor is running. Pulse until the ingredients are blended into a smooth sauce, being careful not to overmix. Season, to taste, with salt.

  • Tip: Pesto can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for 1 day.

  • Yield: 10 to 12 tablespoons

Professional Recipe: This recipe was provided by a chef, restaurant or culinary professional and makes a large quantity. The Food Network Kitchens chefs have not tested this recipe in the proportions indicated and therefore cannot make any representation as to the results.

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i only made the pesto to put over gnocchi. it was great, a little oily, but good. the roasted garlic is fabulous in it. i also added some pine nuts as their traditional in pesto and this recipe did not call for any. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made enough for 6 people. Three of them children who loved it. I did use store bought pesto though as I wasn't about to lug out the big ol' cuisinart to make my own;o) Good stuff! God bless. item not reviewed by moderator and published